Archive | History RSS feed for this section

To Protect and Preserve

The floorboards squeak, and the windows can be drafty. This 1827 boarding house wouldn’t be most people’s idea of a dream office. But…

Read More 0 Comments

Keepers

Whitney Library - New Haven Museum

In its first year, spanning 1862 and ’63, the New Haven Colony Historical Society, now known as the New Haven Museum, received some dubious gifts…

Read More 0 Comments

Together Again

If you know Jonathan Edwards at all, it’s probably because of his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” A staple of American literature textbooks, it includes lines like this one:

If God should only withdraw his hand

Read More 0 Comments

Family Farm

The Dudley Farm Museum

Like history itself, The Dudley Farm Museum is a work in progress. …

Read More 0 Comments

Designer Framing

Moat on Yale's Cross Campus

Once you learn about the moats, you’ll notice them all around Yale’s campus. …

Read More 0 Comments

Cross Purposes

There’s an element of time travel on Route 15. …

Read More 0 Comments

Lines in the Sand

Connecticut has 253 miles of shoreline, but in the late 1960s only seven miles of it were accessible to the public. That rankled activist Ned Coll, and he set out to do something about it. …

Read More 0 Comments

Taken by Storm

The cloud was monstrous. Some saw it as a cone spiraling into itself like a massive spin of cotton candy. Others saw a giant layered bowl on a dense pedestal of rain. The National Weather Service later identified it as …

Read More 0 Comments

Course of Events

New Haven Arena in 1934 (depicted image held by the New Haven Museum)

When the Beach Boys played, there was “no point in sitting down, except perhaps to keep from fainting,” recalls Sarah Heath of Hamden. Her friend Michael Ross, who grew up in North Haven, witnessed many a bloody hockey game when …

Read More 0 Comments

Memory Serves

Rabbi Brockman at Mishkan Israel

About 450 years ago somewhere in Eastern Europe, perhaps in Poland, an unknown scribe wrote on sheepskin parchment the Hebrew text of the Torah. …

Read More 0 Comments